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247Rating Explanation

247Rating Explanation

247Sports has one of the industry’s largest and most recognized national recruiting staffs. Led by industry veterans J.C. Shurburtt, Gerry Hamilton and Jerry Meyer (basketball), 247Sports employs a staff of more than 50 reporters, analysts and evaluators that rank the nation’s elite high school football and basketball recruits from multiple class years.

247Sports Rating Explanation

Each recruit we evaluate is assigned a numerical rating as well as a star rating. Ratings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation, and input from our network of scouts.

Players are first grouped qualitatively with a star rating, then given a numerical rating based on their future potential, and finally ranked according to these numerical ratings.

110 - 101 = Franchise Player. One of the best players to come along in years, if not decades. Odds of having a player in this category every year is slim. This prospect has "can’t miss" talent.

100 - 98 = Five-star prospect. One of the top 30 players in the nation. This player has excellent pro-potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career.

97 - 90 = Four-star prospect. One of the top 300 players in the nation. This prospect will be an impact-player for his college team. He is an All-American candidate who displays pro-potential.

89 - 80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top 10% players in the nation. This player will develop into a reliable starter for his college team and is among the best players in his region of the country.

79 - below = Two-star prospect. This player makes up the bulk of Division I rosters. He may have little pro-potential, but is likely to become a role player for his respective school.

The list below ranks players by 247Sports Rating
Name Pos Ht Wt 247Sports Rating Team
27
16
Shelton Gibson Shelton Gibson
Cleveland Heights (Cleveland, OH)
WR 5-11 181 92 West Virginia
75
45
Rob Wheelwright Rob Wheelwright
Walnut Ridge (Columbus, OH)
WR 6-2 175 87 Wisconsin
84
43
Jaron Dukes Jaron Dukes
Marion-Franklin (Columbus, OH)
WR 6-5 197 87 Michigan
90
184
Dan Monteroso Dan Monteroso
St. Clairsville (Saint Clairsville, OH)
WR 6-3 180 87 Purdue
152
166
Anthony Young Anthony Young
St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
WR 6-1 175 84 Indiana
156
202
Drew Barksdale Drew Barksdale
Solon (Solon, OH)
WR 6-0 185 84 Boston College
167
110
Kevin Gladney Kevin Gladney
Firestone (Akron, OH)
WR 6-2 175 83 Nebraska
171
115
Trey Kilgore Trey Kilgore
St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
WR 6-2 180 83 Michigan State
186
119
De'Niro Laster De'Niro Laster
Shaker Heights (Cleveland, OH)
WR 6-3 210 82 13
279
165
Marcus McShepard Marcus McShepard
Cleveland Heights (Cleveland, OH)
WR 5-10 180 78 Northwestern
311
293
Austin Wolf Austin Wolf
Lebanon (Lebanon, OH)
WR 6-4 195 76 Akron
190
350
Ralph Smith Ralph Smith
Avon (Avon, OH)
CB 5-9 170 76 Ball State
315
351
Zach Yousey Zach Yousey
Harvest Preparatory School (Columbus, OH)
WR 6-2 190 76 Toledo
365
392
Buchi Okafor Buchi Okafor
Olentangy (Lewis Center, OH)
WR 6-1 180 72 Miami (OH)
374
384
Chris Overton Chris Overton
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
WR 5-10 165 71 Kent State